Blueberry Muffin Cashew Butter

Hey friends! The recipes have been few and far between because I’ve been busy mom-ing and settling into the new year. I’ve been spending a lot of time getting some foodie inspiration and hoping to share lots of new recipes in 2017! Truth be told, I hate to focus on my goals during January. I need…

Cranberry Spice Breakfast Bread

I love baking with cashew flour. It’s super moist and a great blank canvas for any flavor you’re desiring! Baking with almond butter, sunflower seed butter, and peanut butter will always limit your flavor profiles to what pairs well with those particular nuts. Cashew is very bland and neutral which allows for a little more…

Strawberry Banana Bread

My husband was happily munching on this for breakfast this morning! I love using freeze-dried fruit in paleo baked goods because there’s a great concentration of  flavor and sweetness without the potential complication of adding too much moisture to the recipe. You could also try this with some freeze-dried blueberries, pineapple, or mango! Strawberry Banana Bread…

Hazelnut Banana Bread

Sometimes I feel like I’m on a life-long pursuit to make delicious baked goods with as little sweetener as possible. Sometimes it doesn’t work out too great. Baked goods should be somewhat sweet, this I’ve learned… over and over again. So I was pretty stoked when I made this lil’ guy the other day. Granted,…

Sunflower Macadamia Nut Butter

My latest obsession. Sunflower Seeds. I’ve discovered a delightful alternative to almond butter and it’s taken over my life. Sunflower Seeds make GREAT nut butter! They are a great source of Vitamin E and a decent source of magnesium. Vitamin E: Fat soluble antioxidant Prevents free-radicals from oxidizing cholesterol, good for the heart. A 1/4…

Triple Chocolate Orange Torte

One of the greatest things about professionally cooking is the ability to take flavors and ideas about food and translate them into reality, ultimately customizing dishes for specific people and events. Food has a way of bringing people together. In fact, one of the primary functions of food is to do just that. Unfortunately, for…

Blueberry Almond Muffins

I’ve decided that Saturday mornings are Paleo Baking Time. Yes, PBT! On today’s menu we have the ever popular BLUEBERRY MUFFIN. The alternative (paleo) ingredients for these guys are almond flour and maple syrup. Ah, Maple Syrup. Yes, its sugar. And sugar is BAD! Here’s the deal, we humans were wired up to love sweet…

Maple Pecan Scones

I made these over my rainy Southern California weekend. They were inspired by a recipe at my work, but I tweaked it a bit. I also brought them to the Team workout at the gym. What can I say? I’m a generous person who loves to share delicious items. Ok, that’s only half true. I…

Cake in a Ramekin

A lot of people have heard of “Cake in a Mug”. Oh, you haven’t? Well, here’s the premise: You put a bunch of (edible) stuff in a mug, mix it up with a fork, and then microwave it for 5 mins and VOILA! you have cake. in a mug. I do not own a microwave…

Morning Gloomy Muffins

Living in the LA Basin, it is not often that I wake up to clouds and fog. But this weekend (my days off) it has been super gloomy out and it makes me: want to sleep want to bake want to be lazy want to pray for sun So, yesterday in my gloomy mood, I…